Going Green Mama is wondering where she's actually going to plant all the seeds she scored...
Living the vida local has been the rage these days. Whether driven by the economy or just a desire to reach out and get to know where your things come from, supporting the local little guy has taken a heightened importance.
This spring, though, I give you a challenge. Don't just go local. Grow local.
Instead of buying tomato plants from the Home Depot, shop your local garden shop, farmers market or gardens gift shop. Even better, get local seeds.
I know what you're thinking: This girl has too much time on her hands. But visit your winter farmers market, contact a seed exchange or find a local seed producer, and you might find some produce that's tried and true in your not-so-perfect soil.
It's not nearly as hard as you might think. A few weeks ago, I was able to find rainbow chard, cucumber and tomato seeds at our winter market. A friend of mine shipped up some herb seeds from her local botanical gardens. And I recently learned of a local company that's now selling heirloom tomato seeds that have been grown in our state for seven decades.
And the best part? This fall, save a few seeds back from your plants, and you'll have saved yourself the hunt next spring.